Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 144 188
Rank change year-on-year +48 +44 -51
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 149 82 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.74% 1.48% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.60% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 105 63 29
Scotland median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% +14.61%
10th Percentile £36,750 £29,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £93,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,066 5,122 5,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.07% 92.30% 92.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,369 3,238 2,973
Scotland median annual salary £45,500 £44,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.41% -1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +51 95 £65,000 +13.04% 7
Glasgow -9 36 £53,750 +10.82% 9
Stirling - 5 £38,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Fife - 3 - - 3
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £23,500 -
Highlands - 1 - - 3
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 59 (39.60%) SIEM
1 59 (39.60%) Security Operations
2 55 (36.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 53 (35.57%) Firewall
4 51 (34.23%) Vulnerability Management
5 49 (32.89%) Splunk
5 49 (32.89%) Threat Management
5 49 (32.89%) Network Security
6 47 (31.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 44 (29.53%) QRadar
7 44 (29.53%) Data Loss Prevention
7 44 (29.53%) Qualys
7 44 (29.53%) PKI
8 38 (25.50%) Finance
9 35 (23.49%) Information Security
10 27 (18.12%) CISSP
11 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (12.75%) CISM
13 18 (12.08%) Linux
14 15 (10.07%) Java
14 15 (10.07%) SQL
15 14 (9.40%) SDLC
15 14 (9.40%) Hibernate
15 14 (9.40%) DB2
15 14 (9.40%) Degree
16 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (8.05%) DevOps
17 12 (8.05%) GDPR
18 11 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
18 11 (7.38%) TDD

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.68%) JBoss
1 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.34%) SAS
2 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.36%) Office 365
3 2 (1.34%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) PaaS
3 2 (1.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (35.57%) Firewall
2 49 (32.89%) Network Security
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
4 4 (2.68%) Internet
5 3 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.34%) DHCP
6 2 (1.34%) VLAN
6 2 (1.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.67%) IPsec
7 1 (0.67%) LAN
7 1 (0.67%) SSH
7 1 (0.67%) SSL
7 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) DB2
2 10 (6.71%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.71%) NoSQL
2 10 (6.71%) RDBMS
2 10 (6.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) Big Data
3 4 (2.68%) Blockchain
3 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.34%) QlikView
5 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) JUnit
2 8 (5.37%) Selenium
3 7 (4.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.34%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (25.50%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Banking
3 7 (4.70%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Law
5 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.01%) Marketing
7 2 (1.34%) Military
8 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (36.24%) Consultant
1 54 (36.24%) Security Consultant
2 32 (21.48%) IT Consultant
2 32 (21.48%) IT Security Consultant
3 21 (14.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 21 (14.09%) Senior Consultant
3 21 (14.09%) Senior Security Consultant
4 15 (10.07%) Analyst
4 15 (10.07%) Senior IT Consultant
4 15 (10.07%) Senior IT Security Consultant
5 14 (9.40%) Managing Consultant
6 13 (8.72%) Architect
6 13 (8.72%) Security Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Java Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.37%) Security Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Information Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Architect
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.40%) Hibernate
2 10 (6.71%) Spring
2 10 (6.71%) Spring Boot
3 5 (3.36%) Web Services
4 4 (2.68%) J2EE
4 4 (2.68%) Java EE
4 4 (2.68%) REST
4 4 (2.68%) SOAP
4 4 (2.68%) Struts
4 4 (2.68%) XML
5 1 (0.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.67%) CGI
5 1 (0.67%) React
5 1 (0.67%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 55 (36.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 47 (31.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 44 (29.53%) PKI
4 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.38%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.37%) Cybercrime
7 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
8 7 (4.70%) Cyberattack
9 5 (3.36%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (3.36%) User Experience
10 4 (2.68%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.68%) SCADA
10 4 (2.68%) Social Media
11 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
11 3 (2.01%) Fintech
11 3 (2.01%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
12 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.34%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.08%) Linux
2 8 (5.37%) Windows
3 6 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) Android
7 1 (0.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.67%) Unix
7 1 (0.67%) VMS
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.60%) Security Operations
1 59 (39.60%) SIEM
2 51 (34.23%) Vulnerability Management
3 49 (32.89%) Threat Management
4 44 (29.53%) Data Loss Prevention
5 35 (23.49%) Information Security
6 21 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (9.40%) SDLC
8 12 (8.05%) DevOps
9 11 (7.38%) TDD
10 10 (6.71%) CRM
10 10 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.71%) Software Engineering
10 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.04%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.04%) Security Architecture
12 8 (5.37%) Business Continuity
12 8 (5.37%) Coaching
12 8 (5.37%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.07%) Java
1 15 (10.07%) SQL
2 10 (6.71%) Java 8
3 7 (4.70%) C++
3 7 (4.70%) Python
4 4 (2.68%) C
4 4 (2.68%) C#
5 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.34%) Scala
7 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (18.12%) CISSP
2 19 (12.75%) CISM
3 14 (9.40%) Degree
4 9 (6.04%) CISA
5 7 (4.70%) CRISC
6 5 (3.36%) CEH
7 4 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (2.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (2.01%) CSSLP
8 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.34%) CASP
9 2 (1.34%) CISMP
9 2 (1.34%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (1.34%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.34%) SANS
9 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) GDPR
2 8 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.01%) SLA
5 2 (1.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.34%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.67%) PMO
6 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.36%) vSphere
3 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.01%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.01%) Firmware
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (29.53%) QRadar
2 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.36%) Puppet
3 4 (2.68%) SCCM
4 3 (2.01%) PowerCLI
4 3 (2.01%) SCOM
5 2 (1.34%) Ansible
5 2 (1.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.67%) Malwarebytes
6 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (32.89%) Splunk
2 44 (29.53%) Qualys
3 10 (6.71%) Sybase
4 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle
5 5 (3.36%) VMware
6 4 (2.68%) Chordiant
6 4 (2.68%) Citrix
6 4 (2.68%) Cognizant
7 3 (2.01%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.01%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.01%) Brocade
7 3 (2.01%) HP
7 3 (2.01%) Remedy
8 2 (1.34%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.34%) Dell
8 2 (1.34%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.34%) Saba
8 2 (1.34%) Symantec